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Special Issue "Wealth from Waste: Urban Metal Resources and Industrial Ecology"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2013).
Interests: mining and metals; urban water; backcasting; industrial ecology; life cycle assessment
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Interests: resource recovery; industrial ecology; cleaner production; water and wastewater treatment and recycling; monitoring and evaluation
Innovations in production systems and resource management are emerging globally; waste is now treated as a valuable resource, and products, supply chains and business models are being redesigned to harness this opportunity. New wealth is being created by designing for an industrial ecology agenda, which promotes circular flows of resources and seeks to de-couple economic growth and resource use. The Wealth from Waste Special Issue will identify opportunities to derive value from recycling above ground resources in ‘urban mines’, enhanced by the rise of product stewardship legislation in several jurisdictions. Key themes include:
- Identification of the non-technical barriers to successful recycling and collection systems;
- Broader barriers and enablers for industrial ecology of metal bearing products?
- What are the quantities and characteristics of urban waste stocks,
- what resource value do they represent, and
- what collection systems are used?
- What are the potential impacts and benefits of recycling?
- What innovation and business models are needed to create and capture resource value in future material chains?
- How will trends in future manufacturing, including distributed and additive manufacturing influence resource recovery outcomes?
Prof. Dr. Damien Giurco
Dr. Samantha Sharpe
Dr. Julian Fyfe
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Resources is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- urban mining
- industrial ecology
- production consumption systems